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ERIC Number: EJ1101799
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0973-8827
A Study on Effects of Yoga on Adjustment Problems of School Teachers
Tamilselvi, B.; Thangarajathi, S.
Journal on Educational Psychology, v7 n1 p43-50 May-Jul 2013
Teaching is a very stressful job requiring a teacher to stand for many hours daily alone before a group of some alienated pupils. Moreover, the teacher has to play multiple roles such as supporting parent, disciplinary taskmaster, stimulating actor and informative resource person. Researchers have identified various causes of job related stress of teachers such as work load, insecurity of service, low status in the society, low physical health, lack of recreation and many more. This creates unnecessary stress and strain among teachers. Prolonged unhealthy stress can cause the following cognitive, emotional and behavioral effects. They tend to get lack of concentration, and ability to think rationally, reduced memory, easily distracted, increased errors, increased tension, change in personality, depression, loneliness, reduced self-esteem, less enthusiasm, lower energy levels, speech problems and sleeplessness. Their organization and planning ability deteriorate. They become aggressive and irritable. Apart from these, stress will lead to the other psychological disorders like anxiety, stress and adjustment disorders. The adjustment disorder caused by adjustment problems will definitely affect the professional efficiency of the school teachers. Moreover, the adjustment of a school teacher is an important factor in determining the mental health of the students. So there arises a need to find out a solution for reducing the adjustment problems of school teachers. The long search for a natural healing remedy for all ailments finally lead to a scientifically proven technology called Yoga. The Inner Science makes wonders in the person's body mind and soul. So an attempt has been made in this study to use this Yogic Science, on school teachers to reduce their adjustment problems. A small experimental research has been done to find the effects of Yoga on Adjustment problems of school teachers by giving a regular practice of Yoga. Hence the study done by the investigator is entitled as "A Study on Effects of Yoga on Adjustment Problems of School Teachers."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India
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